Operations Manager, Anita Chennell

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Anita’s appointment to the Vic Drought & Innovation Hub in November 2021, sees her returning full circle to Dookie, having graduated from Melbourne University, Dookie Campus, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in the early 1990s.

Anita’s first-hand experience in agriculture comes through multiple family generations involved in farming and the rural sector; she and her family currently live on their small grazing property outside of Rutherglen.

With strengths and qualifications in business management and strategic planning, Anita implements a systems-thinking approach to identify new opportunities to lead change. She has worked in government, private and not-for-profit organisations in a career that has focused on collaborating with others. Her experience includes roles in scientific research, business-strategy development, community development, organisational leadership and change management.